The HR Business Partner Certificate -Full

Date and Time

Starts:01/26/2022 9:00 AM

Ends:04/13/2022 3:45 PM

Registration Closes:04/14/2022 8:00 AM

Event Type: Certificate Program

39 CPD Hour(s)

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Additional Information

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This program is offered in five online modules (Zoom Platform) over the following dates: 

Module 1: January 26 (9:00 am - 1:30 pm)
                  January 27 (9:00 am - 12:30 pm)

Module 2: February 16 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
                   February 23 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Module 3: March 9 (9:00 am - 2:30 pm)
                   March 10 (9:00 am - 12:00pm)

Module 4: March 23 (9:00 am - 2:30 pm)
                   March 24 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Module 5: April 13 (9:00 am - 3:45 pm)

Understanding the limitations of the online medium, each module consists of multiple sessions, with no session longer than 2 hours. Time between sessions are breaks, lunch, or solo work. Some modules are completed in a single day, and some are delivered over separate days. 

Important: Event capacity is limited to 18 attendees. Please consider that class might be full before the registration deadline.

The program is delivered as an intact certificate program in which registrants must attend all of the dates specified.

This certificate program is designed for intermediate-level HR professionals. While there are no prerequisites for the program, it is optimized for HR professionals with a few years of professional experience and a well-developed HR generalist skill set. In order to maximize the value of the program, we kindly ask that registrants have at least an intermediate level of HR knowledge and experience. We appreciate your understanding and your judgement in this matter.

In this certificate program, attendees will learn a practical HR Business Partner framework, the development strategy to prepare for – and grow inside – the role, and the HRBP “Enabling Skillsets” that encompass the business partner’s day-to-day skills: coaching, facilitation and consulting methodologies; organizational design and development principles; and talent planning.

The Enabling Skillsets – communicating & collaborating, diagnosing & solutioning, and financial and business acumen – have remained constant throughout the evolution of the HRBP role. Business Partners must be service-oriented and be willing and able to foster open and effective dialogue between themselves and their Line Manager, as well as all other stakeholders that impact their partner’s business. HRBPs must be willing and able to develop awareness of human capital barriers and opportunities, and engage their Line Manager with options to help them improve their business. To gain the trust of their line partners, and to inform the solutions offered, Business Partners must demonstrate an understanding of basic business and finance concepts.


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the program, participants will:

Current and future HR Business Partners seeking to further understand the framework of their role and improve their partnering skills, and HRBP managers seeking to define the expectations of business partnership within their team


To determine if your company qualifies to cover the cost of this program, click here.

  • Know and understand the behaviours that are needed for truly effective HR Business Partnering
  • Improve their internal consulting capabilities
  • Communicating & Collaborating: Be able to use communication, coaching and facilitation skills to effectively work with, and support, line partners
  • Diagnosing & Solving: Know how to consult with their partner to diagnose root causes and prescribe solutions
  • Business Acumen & Awareness: Earn the trust of line partners by demonstrating an understanding of their business model


Registration Difficulties/Questions: Please reach out to the Professional Development team at

Speaker bio(s)
Tony Welsh, Executive Vice-President, Design, Forrest & Company Limited

Tony Welsh brings over 30 years of training, design and organizational development experience to Forrest & Company Limited. Forrest specializes in customized solutions that test Tony’s genius to precisely match the requirements of a client to the specifics of a program.

Tony is an expert process facilitator and has delivered – and designed – many Forrest programs, including the renowned Leadership Path™. Tony was the lead designer of the Human Resources Business Partner Program, Forrest’s Leadership Suite™ and Effective Thinking Suite™, now in public offering through training partners. He is certified in Effective Intelligence™.

A favoured speaker, Tony has conducted seminars and webinars on performance management, employee engagement, and talent management for HRPA members; been interviewed by The Globe and Mail – Report on Business, and conducted a webinar on decision making for Canadian HR Reporter Magazine.

Tony retired from the Canadian Army Reserves at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Whenever he can find the time, Tony enjoys camping and hiking and, having played football in high school, is an enthusiastic follower of the sport. He also dabbles in creative cookery.

Lisa Zangari, Director, Coaching & Facilitation, Forrest & Company Limited

Lisa Zangari is a seasoned senior executive with a work history that illustrates strong strategic management skills, a solid background in human resources and a 20+ year career focused on delivering high levels of employee engagement, performance and results. At her core, Lisa is passionate about helping people reach their potential!

Often characterized by her “big picture” perspective, she is a strong collaborative leader with the proven ability to build highly-competent, high-performing teams. She is known as a superior relationship manager, negotiator, coach, facilitator and consensus builder, with a talent for galvanizing and developing teams and leaders into execution, action and the delivery of results.

Lisa has held the position of CHRO for international organizations in the technology and precious metals industries. Over the last 13 years, Lisa led the development and execution of global culture & talent management strategies, including organizational design & effectiveness, talent planning and acquisition, succession, leadership development, performance, engagement, executive compensation and total rewards. In addition, Lisa has successfully led multiple integration efforts for small to large acquisitions around the world, including North and South America, West and South Africa, Australia, India, Philippines, Russia and Europe.

Having also served the Chairs of the HR & Compensation Committees for three large publicly-traded companies, Lisa understands the importance of strong working relationships with the Board of Directors. Her ability to develop trusting relationships, articulate the ROI for talent investment and deliver results have proven very effective during her corporate tenure.